Statement of Liabilities and Assets

At close of business on Wednesday, 19 October 2016
$ million
Liabilities Movement since
Assets Movement since
Capital And Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 14,159 - Gold and foreign
63,674 -892
Australian notes on issue 71,839 -64 Australian dollar investments[2] 91,015 3,672
Exchange Settlement balances 24,185 -260 Other assets (including clearing items) 1,595 -138
Deposits (excluding Exchange Settlement balances) 34,030 6,780      
Other liabilities 12,071 -3,814      
Total 156,284 2,642 Total 156,284 2,642
Summary historical data on the Bank's liabilities and assets are available in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Summary on the Reserve Bank's web site. The Bank's liabilities and assets data are also provided on a more disaggregated basis in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Detailed; this data is provided on a lagged basis of up to 4 months.


Gold and foreign exchange
Changes in this item reflect transactions of the following kinds:
a. the Bank's transactions in foreign exchange and foreign securities (including under repurchase agreements);
b. earnings on foreign currency investments; and
c. changes in the valuation of foreign currency and gold, and changes in the market prices of the Bank's holdings of foreign currency securities.
In the week to 19 October the fall mainly reflects item (c).

Australian dollar investments
Movements in this item reflect:
a. the Bank's transactions in securities (including under repurchase agreements) with the private sector;
b. earnings on securities and changes in valuation.
In the week to 19 October the rise mainly reflects item (a).